Institutions of Jewish Basic Education in the Abbasid Period: Beth Hassephers And Beth Hamidrashs

Arslantas N.

BELLETEN, vol.78, no.282, pp.435-476, 2014 (Journal Indexed in AHCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 78 Issue: 282
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : BELLETEN
  • Page Numbers: pp.435-476


Living in excile for centuries had taught the Jewish people that the only way for them to survive as a community was through education. Because of this, the establishment of primary and secondary educationial institutions in every organized community was a vital issue. Religious leaders often emphasized education was one of the most important religious duties and encouraged their communities to educate their children. The costs for children of poor households and orphans were covered by the community leaders.